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Posted February 12. 2018 2:46PM

NHPR: NH bill seeks to officially make sex between prisoners, officers an assault after court lets deputy skate

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Ernest Blanchette looks back towards his family during his sentencing in Hillsborough County Superior Court in April 2016. The Supreme Court overturned his conviction last May finding nothing prohibits officers from having sex with those they're guarding. (Bea Lewis/Union Leader Correspondent)

A group of lawmakers from both parties are trying to fix a loophole in New Hampshire's sexual assault law that allowed a former law enforcement official to evade charges that he raped an inmate who he was driving across the state last year.